Addressing Sexual Abuse Within the Sibling Relationship

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm (EST)
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training & CE credits: $100.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology*

*Counselors and Social Workers: We have applied for CE credits from other accrediting agencies.

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

This skills-based workshop will explore a framework for intervening in sibling sexual abuse that focuses on promoting accountability, communication, and reparation through a joint therapy process, introduced early in treatment and which involves both the sibling who abused and the sibling victim.

Three stages of therapeutic contact will be explored: (1) Naming the problem (acknowledgements) (2) Learning about the problem (clarification) and (3) Being healthy and safe (consolidation). Linda will use the images, words and stories of the children and families that she has worked with to introduce participants to a range of therapeutic interventions and to provide an opportunity to explore the issues that can emerge.

Topics to be covered include:
1) Framework for responding to sibling sexual abuse
2) Rationale for joint therapy
3) Assessing readiness of victims, child who abused and parents for
joint therapy
4) Planning first sessions
5) Facilitating acknowledgments about sexual abuse
6) Exploring family and relationship dynamics
7) Talking about safety and developing family safety plans

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Explain the importance addressing sexual abuse within the sibling relationship
2) Assess readiness for the commencement of conjoint sibling intervention
3) Initiate therapeutic contact (including structuring an initial session)
4) Support children and parents in being able to communicate and explore their thoughts and feelings about the sexual abuse.
5) Facilitate exploration of family and sibling relationships that are problematic and healthy.
6) Implement safety plans children and parents that focus on expectations around privacy, play, and communication

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $100. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Counselors and Social Workers: We have applied for CE credits from other accrediting agencies.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Foundation and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Linda Valenta, MSW
Private Practice, Sydney Australia

For over 25 years, Linda Valenta, has committed herself to the prevention of sexual abuse through the provision of assessment and treatment services to children and youth who engage in harmful sexual behaviour.   Linda’s Social Work and Couple and Family Therapy training reflect strongly in her approach to responding to sexual harm by children with her focus being on providing interventions that support children and families in Being Safe (managing risk), Being Well (reducing risk) and Being Okay (minimizing harm and impact).  Linda’s passion and experience in the field make her a sought after speaker and trainer and she has presented her work at conferences around the globe and regularly trains professionals and agencies across Australia.  Linda has a private practice in Sydney, Australia.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals

Content Level
All audiences

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